The University of Vienna
The University of Vienna is situated in the marvellous town centre in the historical heart of Vienna and offers you all advantages of a centrally located venue: both magnificent premises and excellent public connections.
From the railway stations
Take underground U3, direction Simmering. At stop Volkstheater change to underground U2, direction Stadion. Get off at stop Schottentor-Universitaet (University main building).
Wien Bahnhof Meidling
Take underground U6, direction Floridsdorf. At stop Westbahnhof change to underground U3, direction Simmering. At stop Volkstheater change to underground U2, direction Stadion. Get off at stop Schottentor-Universitaet (University main building). Alternatively you can continue on U3, get off at stop Herrengasse and walk to the university (around 8 minutes).
Take underground U1, direction Leopoldau. At stop Schwedenplatz change to U2, direction Karlsplatz and get off at stop Schottentor and walk 1 min ( ~ 19 min)
From Vienna International Airport
Vienna International Airport is about 20 km from the city centre of Vienna, which can easily be reached by Airport Bus Shuttle, CAT (City Airport Train), train (S-Bahn) or taxi.
Airport Bus Shuttle
There are regular buses from the airport to
The bus station is directly in front of the airport arrival hall. Buses leave every 20 to 30 minutes. It takes around 30 minutes to get to Vienna. Tickets (6 Euro) can be bought on the bus or from the ticket machine. Tickets are only valid for the shuttle bus, not for public transport in Vienna!
Participants who want to go directly to the conference venue from the airport are advised to take the airport bus to Wien Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz. Then take tram 1, direction Stefan-Fadinger-Platz, and get off at stop Schottentor.
Bus schedule (German only)
City Airport Train (CAT)
The CAT takes you to the City Air Terminal (Wien-Mitte/Landstrasse, undergrounds U3 and U4) in 16 minutes. CATs leave the airport every half hour from 6:05 am to 11:35 pm and the City Air Terminal from 5:38 am to 11:08 pm. Several airlines offer check-in services at the City Air Terminal.
Online ticket: Single ticket 9 Euro / Return ticket 16 Euro
At ticket machine: Single ticket 10 Euro / Return ticket 18 Euro
On board: Single ticket 12 Euro
(Tickets are only valid for the CAT, not for public transport in Vienna!)
To get to the airport train, follow the sign “S-Bahn” in the airport arrival hall. Take line S7, travel time: around 25 minutes. At stop Wien Mitte/Landstrasse, change to underground U3, direction Ottakring. At stop Volkstheater change to underground U2, direction Stadion. Get off at stop Schottentor-Universitaet (University main building). You can buy the ticket (for two zones!) at the ticket machine in the train station (3.60 Euro incl. public transport in Vienna).
The taxi stand at the airport is in front of the arrival hall. It takes about half an hour to get to the city centre (approx. 30 - 35 Euro).
To go from the city to the airport, either ask your hotel to book an airport taxi or call one of the following taxi companies (all of them offer special fares to the airport): 31300, 40100, 60160, 81400 or 1716.
Public Transport in Vienna:
Vienna has an efficient public transportation system. You can easily purchase tickets at the ticket machines in Vienna or online.
The 72-h Vienna ticket (EURO 15.40) is an economic way of moving around in Vienna.
For those who plan to do some sightseeing while they are in Vienna, the Vienna Card (EURO 19.90) might be the right choice. It is also valid for 72 hours and entitles you to reduced rates when visiting museums, exhibitions, etc. You can buy the Vienna Card at the airport, in most hotels or order it online.
For general information on public transport and the different kinds of tickets please see Wiener Linien (button for English language is in the upper right corner).
Within the city limits, tickets for public transport are valid for buses, trams and undergrounds. For more information on how to purchase tickets online and how to get around in Vienna, see Wiener Linien. Nearest underground / tram station is "Schottentor".